Monday, December 6, 2010

6 - evergreen wreath

The church we've been going to had a wreath-making event, so I was excited to have access to the greenery and some instructions to learn how to make my own Christmas wreath.

Basically, you just start out with a pile of greens - here's the size pile they had for all of us:

Then, using these pins, arrange and attach the greens to the straw wreath form.

There are lots of techniques/approaches according to how you want the wreath to look, but we joked these had a lot to do with personality. The organizer of the event guessed that I was a type-A perfectionist right away...

The technique I came up with was to cut the greens short before attaching, and then to work around in a spiral (everything pointing the same direction). When I had the main part covered, I made sure the center and sides were covered and that the shape was uniform over all, adding additional pieces where necessary.

I also attached a couple pinecones and some greenery that had some red berries with wire at the end.


  1. Wow this is so creative! My mom used to make wreaths but I never knew how she did it.. yours are lovely :)

  2. Nice job. I purchased a wreath and then added extra greens and stuff. Turned out pretty good. It would have been fun to learn how to do it properly.

  3. BTW...forgot to mention I came over from Domestically Speaking's Countdown to Christmas Party.

  4. Very nice! I never knew how those were made before, it doesn't seem too hard now!

  5. What an absolutely gorgeous and full wreath! You made it look so easy! I bet it smells amazing!

    Happy Holidays!

  6. Oooh, this looks lovely too, you creative girl, you!!


  7. Thanks, everybody! It was indeed much easier to make than I would have expected. And I've got it living on the front door, so when we open up the storm door to come inside, all the lovely scent is stored up - a nice welcome home!

  8. what did you use for the wreath form and what is the green tape it is covered with?


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